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Global assistance sought to rebuild Northeast

16 December 2015, 08:01

Abuja -  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has solicited for the support of international organisations in rehabilitating the Northeastern parts of the country.

These have been ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.

He made the appeal after viewing a documentary on the impact of insurgency in the North-East, which was produced by the Victim Support Fund (VSF) Dogara disclosed that efforts were ongoing to present the region's appeal at the Chatham House in United Kingdom during the first quarter of next year.

He noted that many countries had benefited from international support.

The Speaker explained that with the current falling revenue, the states and federal government alone could not develop that zone. 

Also Read: 30 dead in Boko Haram attack on three Borno villages: vigilantes

“So we need massive international support. It was done for Kosovo, it was  done for Iraq, Bosnia and it has been done for a number of countries," he said.

"There is no reason why it shouldn't be done in the North East,” Dogara added.

The executive director of VSF, Prof Sunday Ochoche, explained that the documentary is an advocacy material that shows the level of physical destruction and the tragic human story around the insurgency.

“Whatever has been done thus far, there is still so much to be done as tragic as situation is, there is hope,” Ochoche said.

More than 20 000 people have been killed and over 2 million displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

- CAJ News

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